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Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo)

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Address: Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 426-5521
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Description: Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the...
Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the tombs of Santa Martin de Porres and Peru's other famous saint, Santa Rosa de Lima.
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We were amazed that the church wasn't busier as its gardens, paintings and interior are stunning. Wander around the monastery before climbing the bell tower to get some stunning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were amazed that the church wasn't busier as its gardens, paintings and interior are stunning. Wander around the monastery before climbing the bell tower to get some stunning 360 degree views of Lima.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was an absolutely beautiful monastery hidden in the center of historical Lima. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but walking in to the monastery, I was wowed. You walk into a beautiful room with stunning woodwork. You then walk out into a courtyard and are wowed by the atmosphere and the color. There's a nice library and chapel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

No where else in the world! Got to see it! Get the guided tour. Fascinating! The whole family loved this the most!

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This monastery is really well worth a visit preferably with a guide. It has some very interesting catacombs in the basement and the old library with it´s spiderwebs remainds me of the Family Adams TV show.

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Take an hour to wander through this historic site. Lovely courtyard. Don't miss the library. Lots of great pics to take throughout.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Monastery of San Francisco holds several 17th century murals which was of great interest.The catacombs with millions of bones heaped together showed the end of life fate of the poor.There was a section where the bones were arranged in geometric design.Avoid this if you are not sure how you will react.But the murals are worth viewing.

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West Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Beautiful art, nice paintings and artifacts. Be sure to go in the Crypt and take a picture of the Ossuary.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a marvelous little gem tucked away just off the main square in the Historic Center. It is also famous for housing the skulls of Lima's two saints (prominently displayed over a side alter). Interesting artwork. Lovely cloisters. Much calmer, cleaner and more serene than the Franciscan monastery. Oh, and the library is absolutely fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The rose garden dedicated to Santa Rosa is calming. The room with San Martin's bed was quite good because you are able to ascertain how small in stature that he was. The monks live on the second floor and there are a few really unique rooms to visit. Great stop during my city tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Really enjoyed this monastery, unfortunately you are not allowed to take pictures and the lady at the tourist shop was not friendly, so we didn't buy any postcards. The catacombs under the monastery with all the bones was very surreal especially with the monks singing. Fascinating history, and the library is a must see. Great photo opps outside the building.

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Additional Information about Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo)

Address: Address: Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 426-5521
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Cercado de Lima

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